Friday, May 17, 2019

3 O-Kaye Ways to Be Jewish

The purpose of this blog is to raise the bar at the Shabbat table. Please print and share. 

Yes, the
countdown continues....

Woman of Valor pendantWe're trying to climb higher.

Two weeks ago we pondered tragic news.

Last week, we shared upbeat news.

Both of those are looking backward.

This week, the husband of Lori Gilbert-Kaye is asking us to look forward.

In case the 24-hour news cycle has caused anyone to forget, she's the woman of valor who took a bullet for her rabbi.

By all accounts, she lived an inspired and inspiring life:

Apropos of nothing, Gilbert-Kaye would drop off gifts at her friends’ homes, Busalacchi said. And she didn’t send one card for a birthday or anniversary, she sent three or four.

Rare was the Friday night that the Kayes did not have Shabbat guests — often there were 10 or more people at the table. She would invite friends to the family’s sukkah on Sukkot, and host a break the fast after Yom Kippur. She made her own challah, and recently forwarded a Passover carrot kugel recipe to Busalacchi.

Gilbert-Kaye’s Facebook page is filled with posts raising funds for groups and individuals in need.

Moments after the assassin's bullets struck her, her husband (a doctor) found her:

Her husband had tried to resuscitate her, but he fainted and lay on the floor next to his wife. The couple’s daughter found her parents on the floor and started screaming, Goldstein said, calling it, “the most heart-wrenching sight I could have seen.”

This week, that husband - Dr. Howard Kaye - asked a visitor to share a 36-second message with the Jewish world

Question for your table: What are you going to do about it?

Shabbat Shalom

PS - the above clickable image is a pendant with the first line of King Solomon's Eishet Chayil (Woman of Valor) poem.

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